[Princess Cruises] – Tony Kaufman, Princess Cruises’ senior vice president of commercial affairs, has assumed responsibility for the line’s worldwide shore operations function. The change brings this area together with Kaufman’s other fleet operations responsibilities.
The line’s shore operations department includes shore excursion operations, port operations and passenger logistics in the more than 300 ports where Princess ships sail. The department previously was part of the company’s corporate services division.
In addition to his new responsibilities for shore operations, Kaufman will continue his current role overseeing commercial transactions as well as onboard revenue, which includes the retail outlets, photography, spa and casino operations and a number of other products and services available on the ships.
Kaufman has worked for Princess since 1993 when he joined the company as assistant general counsel and director of business affairs. He has served as Princess’ vice president of legal affairs as well as general counsel of Princess’ former parent company, P&O Princess Cruises plc, based in London. In 2003, he returned to Princess Cruises’ headquarters in California to take on his current position.
The consolidation of shore operations into the fleet operations department creates natural operational efficiencies and increased alignment to enhance the passenger experience. Kaufman’s background in law and supply chain management will allow for continued emphasis on cost management, profit and commercial discipline.
About Anthony “Tony” Kaufman
As Princess Cruises’ Senior Vice President of Commercial Affairs, Tony has a broad commercial role in the company that includes leading the Onboard Revenue and Supply Chain departments as well as managing high-level commercial transactions and relationships.
Tony joined Princess in 1993 as Assistant General Counsel and Director of Business Affairs, and was appointed Vice President of Legal Affairs in 1996. In 2000, Tony was appointed General Counsel of Princess’ then-parent company, P&O Princess Cruises plc. Tony was responsible for all head office legal matters of P&O Princess Cruises. After the successful merger of P&O Princess Cruises plc and Carnival Corporation, he returned to Princess Cruises’ headquarters in California to take on his current position.
Tony received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from UCLA and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, where he was an editor of the Loyola Law Review. Tony resides with his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Trevor and Amanda.
About Princess Cruises
Headquartered in Santa Clarita, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 16 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.3 million passengers each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from seven to 107 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc.
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